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The Durability Factor

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

The Durability Factor

The goal is performance over time Design durable roads and you are designing them “not to fail.” A variety of tools now exists that civil engineers can use to design pavements that will stand up to traffic and the elements, optimizing long-term ...

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Portland cement NESHAP Final Rule published

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 26, 2013

The portland cement National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on Feb. 12, reports the Portland Cement Association (PCA). The PCA Clean Air Committee says it is evaluating the details of the ...

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Stiffer pavements can save $15 billion per year in fuel costs

Staff Report - Feb 21, 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have found that a pavement property called "deflection" could save more that $15 billion in annual fuel costs, according to information provided by the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Pavement deflection is when your car makes ...

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PCA forecasts 7.5-percent increase in 2012 cement consumption

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 20, 2012

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) forecasts a 7.5-percent increase in cement consumption in 2012, up 50 basis points from its summer forecast. However, due to the economic uncertainties, these figures may change again. If Congress resolves the fiscal cliff before the ...

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Superthin Concrete Overlays

Better Roads Staff - Oct 09, 2012

Superthin Concrete Overlays

Spurred forward by some brave new thinking, the concrete pavement industry is working toward thinner concrete overlays these days – down to 3 inches, even 2 inches. Some Iowa counties have paved a lot of miles of 4-inch overlays that have ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2012

RoadWorks

Mapping MAP-21’s Reforms   By John Latta   MAP-21, our brand-new surface transportation legislation, includes several significant changes to the review and approval process for transportation projects, all of which have the potential to change, and hopefully benefit the way agencies and contractors work. ...

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Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has appointed Greg Halsted as its Pacific Northwest/Western Canada Regional Manager

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2012

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has appointed Greg Halsted as its Pacific Northwest/Western Canada Regional Manager, effective Feb. 1, 2012. Halsted, who had recently been on the Pavements staff with the Portland Cement Association (PCA), will be responsible for promoting ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Oct 01, 2010

RoadWorks

Rural America’s Vital Road Needs “Overlooked” By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson Politicians and planners involved in “policy discussions” about future transportation funding and development are overlooking the people of rural America. So says John Horsley, executive director of ...

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Hamlin Jennings will lead new Concrete Sustainability Hub at MIT

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 06, 2010

Hamlin Jennings, who is known among academic and industry researchers for his influential work on the fundamental chemistry of cement, will be the inaugural executive director of the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH), a research center established last fall at MIT ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Mar 01, 2010

Financial District

Leaning Against the Recovery Consensus Wind Housing sector – slow in 2010, “dynamic” in 2011, according to PCA By John Latta   The ugly home building market is finally weakening its death grip on the struggling economy. A reviving residential construction sector will of course ...

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Harsh Conditions in cement industry will persist through 2010

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 18, 2009

Although recent economic news and activity may suggest a technical end to the “Great Recession,” the conditions facing the construction industry are likely to remain weak for another year or more, causing a drag on cement consumption, according to the ...

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